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Mira Al Futuro Shorts Block

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10 – $13.00

Mira Al Futuro Shorts Block

A curation of short narrative & documentary films Produced or Directed by Multicultural filmmakers.

Co-presented by New York Latino Film Festival.

By Screening Order:

City of Good Neighbors

dir. Daniella Hobbs // 15 mins

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City of Good Neighbors documents the refugee community in Buffalo, and how those residents are contributing to the overall development of the city.

With Director Daniella Hobbs in person

La Piel de Ayer

dir. Andrew Garcia // 21 mins

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A young widower struggles to support his grandmother and his daughter after the devastation Hurricane Maria has caused them. He sets out to find clean water to help his family survive.

With Director Andrew Garcia in person

Pa'lante

dir. Kristian Mercado Figueroa // 8 mins

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An estranged family tries to reconnect amid the wreckage of post-Maria Puerto Rico. Starring Mela Murder as Milagros and Kareem Savingnon as Manuel.

With Director Kristian Mercado Figueroa in person

El Milagro (The Miracle)

dir. Daniela Lopez Lugo // 18 mins

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La Flaca is a young mother that lives with her two daughters in the family house of its life partner David. She suspects that David is cheating on her and decides to confront him whatever the cost may be.

La Soñadora (The Dreamer)

dir. Lin Que Ayoung // 10 mins

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After her brother’s suicide, a young devout Catholic Latina seeks out a Santeria priest in hopes of stopping her nightmares from seeping into her waking life.

With Lin Que Ayoung in person

Churros

dir. Emilie McDonald & Bruce Smolanoff // 13 mins

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CHURROS is a dramatic short film about Jo-Jo, a 15 year-old Mexican-American boy who lives with his street vendor single mother and little sister in Brooklyn. He breakdances with a crew and dreams of being “the illest” b-boy in the world, but a local gangster attempts to lure him away. One night, Jo-Jo is forced to make one of the most important decisions of his life.

With Directors Emilie McDonald and Bruce Smolanoff, and actors Erwin Abreu, Gabriel ‘Kwikstep’ Dionisio, Ana ‘Rokafella’ Garcia and Angel Sanchez in person

This Boy's Vida

dir. Joseph Castillo-Midyett and Adrienne Lovette  // 6 mins

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Based on true events, this retelling of an American tale is the coming of age story of a Little Joe, a Latinx boy who must choose to save his family or follow a dream. Along the way, he learns from his Future-Self how to stay alive amidst the violence and poverty-stricken underbelly of America and fight for a dream he never knew he could live for.

With Directors Joseph Castillo-Midyett and Adrienne Lovette in person

This Boy’s Vida Press Kit

Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $13.00
Event Category:

Venue

United Reformed Church
100 West Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876 United States
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